Nature

The Best National Park Photos of 2014

This was the year of Instagram. The square-photo app now has more users (300 million) than Twitter, and there's no sign that its astronomical growth is slowing. Photographers keep pushing the...

Finding Solitude and Wilderness in the Canadian Yukon

Ever since Swiss photographer Bruno Augsburger discovered the Canadian Yukon Territory in 2000, he's made it his goal to spend as much time there as possible. Augsburger will spend weeks alone in...

Hot Summer Nights: Our Favorite Star-Filled Photos

Summer may be over, but memories of those long, warm nights live on. We searched for shots of the most beautiful star-filled nights and, as usual, our readers delivered. Here are 20 of our...

Scenes from South Africa's Poaching Crisis

In 2007, South African Johnny Olivier found himself in the middle of an unprecedented rhino poaching scheme you'd have to see to believe. Luckily, we have the photographs to prove it.

Stranger in a Strange Land: Swimming with Humpbacks

In the Southwestern corner of the North Atlantic, a mountain range rises dramatically from the ocean depths. This shallow plateau near the Dominican Republic is known as the Silver Bank, and it's...

Night Sky Shots

We wondered: could reader-submitted images meet our standards. What were we even thinking? Of course they could. Five of our favorite reader-submitted star trails photos from our Facebook page.

Google Street View Goes to the Galapagos Islands

Soon, you'll be able to virtually explore the waters of the Galápagos Islands (and even some areas you're not allowed to visit in real life). Google Maps has teamed up with the Charles...